U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Southwest Solutions in Detroit and Lighthouse of Oakland County. Southwest Solutions provides affordable housing and support services to the mentally ill and homeless in Detroit. Lighthouse of Oakland County provides emergency food and housing to low-income families. Both organizations received grants through NeighborWorks America, a non-profit organization that supports local efforts to revitalize and sustain communities by promoting and preserving affordable housing.
"Southwest Solutions and Lighthouse of Oakland County are dedicated to helping so many Detroit and Oakland County families who are most in need find a place to call home" Stabenow said. "These NeighborWorks America grants will also support the great work both organizations are doing to help revitalize local neighborhoods throughout Southeast Michigan."
"An affordable home is part of the American dream, and these grants will make that dream a reality for thousands of families by making it easier to create and maintain affordable housing and for homeowners to stay in their homes through the hard work of local nonprofit groups," Levin said.
Southwest Solutions will receive a grant of $332,000, and Lighthouse of Oakland County will receive a grant of $36,500. NeighborWorks America was established by Congress in 1978 as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation and supports over 240 local and regional nonprofit partner organizations. For more information about NeighborWorks America please visit their website at http://www.nw.org/network/aboutUs/aboutUs.asp.